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Old 02-11-2010, 12:18 AM   #1
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TOWING A 4Runner with a f53 chasis triton v10

So I am wondering what others thought of towing (all 4 down) a '04 4runner a '99 Class A f53 motorhome v10 Triton. Is this vehicle too heavy ? Would I be Risking the transmission on the motorhome or should I go lighter for a vehicle? Or perhaps no worries ?
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I tow a Ford Explorer with my 02 F53 with V-10. Been through a lot of Smokies and Rockies, never had a problem. Knock on wood.
The trick is, let the rig do its thing. On a long steep hill, if it only wants to go 40 MPH, nothing wrong with that.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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I don't think any of the Toyotas 4X4 are towable.
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Wizard: Thanks, for the second opinion...I will listen to the RV!

Mbisson: You are correct...I will need to disconnect the driveline per Remcos chart. Its a 2 wheel drive with on the go 4 wheel hi\lo. Still treated as four wheel drive though.
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The engine isn't the issue here. You need to be sure you have adequate tow capacity for the weight of the vehicle. The hitch is probably rated for 5000 lbs, but you may not have sufficient GCWR for the weight of the coach plus toad. Runs the numbers and see.

I'm guessing a 4Runner is around 4000-4200 lbs?
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Have about 60,000 towing miles on my set up, towing a 96 4Runner 4x4 auto with Remco disconnect no problems. They are heavy mine is 4200 lbs. you'll want a brake system on the toad. not the fastest one up the hills but haven't been stopped yet, have been down to 1st. gear though.
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well decided to sell the 4runner

We ended up getting the jeep wrangler 4 door..4wheel automatic..2010..

I think we will go with the road master for a base plate..I am skirmish of cutting extra frame extensions..due to warranty.

I was wondering what wiring harness people have used from a '99 f53 chassis to a 10 jeep?

How about assisted brake systems...for '10 as well.
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